New mineral prospecting rules available from the WDFW

The approved changes include new work times designed to protect fish life, additional prospecting opportunities and expanded use of certain types of prospecting equipment. Developed with input from a 17-member work group and the public, the new rules are available in pamphlet form on WDFW’s website at

Because a limited number of were printed, those who wish to obtain a copy are encouraged to download the pamphlet from the website and make copies for their use. Those who want a printed copy can call (360) 902-2534. One copy per individual request will be provided.